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northeastern nebraska that's a big number and especially when they are going to pay an average of 70 thousand dollars a year that's going open up a lot of opportunities here for a lot of people in the job market" the state senator also believes this will encourage other companies to build in nebraska... and bring more jobs. construction on the new plant will begin next month and they hope to be operating by july of 2017. kayla novak, siouxland news. 3 he drew what might be the largest crowd of any political candidate so far... bringing hundreds into the west high school gym this past tuesday night. but donald trump's first visit to sioux city as a presidential candidate wasn't without some controversy. a couple hundred d protesters made the trek from nearar luss (loess) hills elementary school to outside west high before trump's event.. they say trump is a bully... and had no business speaking at a local public school. the protest was led by some current and former west high students who disagree with trump's position on immigration. 3 3 despite the protest... the candidate took the stage at
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west to plenty of cheers from s supporters. our jaclyn driscoll was there and has more on what trump had to say. 3 for the first time in months, donald trump is no longer leading in the republican polls. a recent cbs poll shows dr. ben carson leading trump nationally, but 3 that's not slowing down trump or his supporters in iowa. nats speaking on many hot button issues, trump was rewarded with applause and cheer when he left the stage speaking directly to a wounded warrior and about the care of our veterans. "i'm going to put pressure on the va like you wouldn't believe. (cheers) as president i i n guarantee it. as trump i can say, i'll probably be able to pull it off anyway."as he has in many rallies, trump also spoke about what he plans to do for immigration. "we're talking about immigration. and we're talking about the wall, because we're going to have a wall and we're going to stop
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illegal immigration. (cheers)" and calling the deal with iran, "the worst deal ever." "these are the people that represent us. these people are incompentent, or stupid. you know somebody said, 'you shouldn't say stupid' but it's true. they're stupid."while he may be trailing to carson both nationally and in iowa, trump is still drawing large crowds and large supporters as this election continues."nobody can do it like i can. nobody. (cheers)." 3 after speaking for about an hour, trump did a question and answer series with audience members. ending his rally by saying while he may be trailing in iowa, he will be spending a lot of time here until the caucuses in february. 3 c- f industries is spending nearly 2 billion dollars to expand its fertilizer plant at port neal. now... woodbury county taxpayers could soon reap some of the the benefits of that expansion. 3 but it won't happen until 2020. that relief will come thanks to the expansion of the c-f industries plant in port neal. the plant is
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undergoing a two point one billion dollars expansion... which happens to be the largest expansion in iowa history. the new plant will mean ababt 54 million dollars in new property taxes flowing into the county during the next 20 years. 3 "i think it is going to put more money into famy budgets which is great all the way around " the relief will be distributed in a stair step system, increasing every five years as the taxes are collected by the county, property owners will recieve a statement on their bill each year explaining how their taxes were lowered. in other news... the board also approved the cost of materials for installing l- e- d lights in all *sixty* county - owned buildings. the switch will cost about 550 - thousand dollars. but the board believes the long term saving will be significant. 3 "...and looking toward facilitiesin the future in a way that maximies property tax dollars and also makes us gogo stewards of those tax dollars and the environment." now that materials are approved, the supervisors are now waiting on bids for the cost of
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coming in the next few coming in the should be coming in the next few weeks. 3 3 sioux city's school board also closing the book on the last step before construction can begin on a new elementary school on the nortrtide.the school district and the last of eight homeowners in the footprint of the new bryant elementary school have agreed on a purchase price for that house. seven other homeowners had already agreed to sell their homes... which the district plans to demolish this spring. the homeowner was holding out... feeling the district's offered price for his home was too the district h h agreededo his counter- offer... settling on a price of 214 - thousand dollars.with that settlement now complete... demolition of those eight homes will take place in the spring... with the new school scheduled to open in 2017. 3 3 the new pork processing plant under construction in the bridgeport industrial park could be getting more help from the city of sioux city. the city counciciis considering approving a tax exemption for the new seaboard- triumph pork plant. that plant will be the biggest employer in sioux city
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when it opens in january of 2017... adding 12- hundred new jobs. details on the possible exemption aren't available right now... but could come up at the hearing on the issue that was unanimously approved by the council. 3 3 the ununed way of siouxland's young leaders society completed its first sports equipment drive this month. today all of the clubs receiving that new or gently used sports gear were able to pick it up. our jaclyn driscoll spoke with some very excited recipients. 3 benefiting kids and after school programs throughout the community, united way young leaders society's first annualal sports equipment drive was a great success. "we had a very good turnout. the community was very supportive and it's pretty exciting to think of the kids and the community that are going to be impacted by what was donated and what's getting distributed today." filling wish lists for each group, this sports equipment gives kids an opportunity to get active. "it's great because it gives us more stuff for our kids to do in the
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programs. balls, table games, stuff like that. it's something that's needed and our kids will appreciate that." and some kids already had big plans for the items their club received. "i personally like basketball a lot because i used to play it in elementary, and i like swimming and they got goggles here."while this may be the first drive, young leaders society says, don't expect it to be their last. "this was our first annual drive and based on the success of this one, i think we're probably going to do next year. hopefully it's something we can continue to do on an annual basis." as each club packed up the donated gear... they had one last message:"i just want to say thank you. that's it." "it's all nice. thank you." in sioux city... jaclyn driscoll, siouxland news. 3 coming up after the break on siouxland newsweekwe're going to introduce you to a retiree with a history of service...
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*national* award.3 3 we here at siouxland news are honored to announce our association with the jefferson awards foundation. the foundation is dedicated to celebrating public service. each month on siouxland news we'll bring you the story of a local jefferson award winner. that person will have a chance to be recognized at the national jefferson awards banquet in washington, dc. tonight jetske wauran introduces us an onawa woman who's definitely deserving of a jefferson award. 3 that's right guys, 20
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inging a total of 1,300 hours of volunteering in 2014 alone! that's why geri johnson makes out first jefferson awards recipient.california native geri johnson moved to iowa in 1962, but onawa has been her home 3 for the last 40 years."this community has blessed me so i give back and i give back. and i give, and i give. they said something to me and i say yes." formerly a farm bureau financial services agent, geri retired in 2010 and now she's a full time volunteer."i know everybody in town. everybody knows me and just about everybody knows that i volunteer and that i do stuff and i don't say no."but volunteering is not just a priority, it's her passion. "i enjoy working with the elderly."twice a week, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., geri volunteers at the senior's health insurance information program, where she counsels to senior citizens on
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prescription drug plans, and helps them select the best one each year."last week we saved somebody $4,000, but it's usually on average $400 to $500 a year they can save." it's just one of the nearly two dozen organizations which shshis involved with: onawa public library president, monona county extension council member, burgess foundation board member, big brother big sister member, check and connect mentor through west monona elementary school and food 4-u treasurer. that's not all, geri recruited 15 community members to listen to 1st through 5th graders read. she does that once a week."and i enjoy mostly working with the kids."because geri gives so much to the community, brent mccall, an agent farm bureau financial services wanted to find a way to honor her. so, he nominated her for the jefferson awards. "since she's retired about five years ago. she even got more active. she used her activities that she was in when she was working full-time and basically y doubled it up when she retired, and basically volunteers full time
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and enjoys giving back."i have enjoyed many blessings in my life and a lot of it is due to the people in this community."3 congratulations to geri! if you know a volunteer making a difference in your community let us know.. or go to the jefferson awards page on our website siouxland news dot com to submit a nomination. 3 memory issues affect plenty of people... but it's not always an irreversible problem.coming up after the break in tonight's healthwatch... what a local
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to exercise your brain.3 3 have you noticed your memory slipping recently? maybe you just had a stroke or you might have dementia... or *maybe*... as our own siouxland news reporter kayla novak your brain just hasn't been exercising 3 lately. 3 (**take pkg**)"well and i like to say, if you use it, you can improve it" this is billi van hunnik. she is a speech therapist with mercy home care. "i work with speech and language disorders, and so i always say you know i work from the neck up, essentially. // and i also work on cognition which would be more like attention and memory, problem solving, planning, dececon making, those kinds of things. " mercy home care uses "minds in motion" to enhance the thinking and memory practices of the elderly. but brain fitness activities can
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sure your brain stays healthy. "it's the same old thing we have always heard from ouou doctors. you know, good nutrition, good exercise, even socialization is a big component" playing cards with family and friends are a great way to socialize and get your adrenaline pumping. "and adrenaline you know is we know is that quick decision making so it increases your reaction time.. and if you have good reaction time you are going to be able to make quicker decsions" another way to exercise your brain is to take a new way home. "there is something about changing it up.. it is something new for your brain.. it fires up all of these neurons.. you know when your brain is like 'oo i got to pay attention here, what is going on.'" if you have any questions regarding speech therapy at mercy home care, we have the contact number in this story on our website. again that's siouxland news dot com. for siouxland ws, i'm kayla novak. 3
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3 we're heading back to the sundance ranch for "proud to be a hometown farmer" this week.gary (ter - bis) turbes proves petting zoos aren't just for kids. that's
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works with come out first...they're amazed. "they'll just start going around to each gate and looking at all the different animals, because it's overwhelming for them to see the number of animals we do have." it's easy to see why... it's a *literal* zoo."we got that one from a 3 farmer up north, in sioux center."there's an alpaca.a cat...even a miniature. "they wonder, is it a cow or isn't it?"gary's lived here since 1988...he started raising the animals in '89. he's even had some of his horses for almost that long. "there's fiddler, there's beauty, there's duke."gary says the horses give him some of the most rewarding experiences when it comes to his guests."some have never been around a horse or even touched a horse, and now are riding independently. so that's pretty cool."raising
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animals...a therapeutic experience...right in sioux city.if you think of a farmer that might be great here on "proud to be a hometown farmer" tell us about them!you can nominate them...just go to our web slash sunrise...or you can e - mail e - mail address is j - heller at siouxland news dot com. 3 we'll be right back. 3
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right 3 3 hello. i'm mark hyman.there are 435 members of the house of representatives. after each census, congressional districts are redrawn according to population shifts. in the last few decades, the south and west and have gotten more districts . . . while the north has lost some.fifty years ago, the supreme court weighed in on this topic. in the landmark case of reynolds versus sims, the high court ruled that legislative districts must represent about the same number of people. it falls under the constitution's equal protection clause. everyone's vote should carry the same weight.a half century later, this principle is under further scrutiny. the supreme court will soon hear arguments in evenwel versus abbott. here's the argument. the averere population of f a
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710,000. but some districts have so many foreigners ineligible to vote that the votes of remaining us citizens carry more weight. a violation of the equal protection clause. here's an example. iowa's first congressional district has 770,000 people. about 29,000 are foreign-borne. so o at least 97 percent are or could be eligible to vote. california's 34th district has 720,000. 350,000 or half are foreign-borne. in this example, california's 34th district voters have twice as much power as does iowa's first congressional district voters. some foreigners have becoco u.s. citizens. but the underlying argument remains. some voters have greater power than comment, go to behind the headlines dot net. i'm mark hyman. 3 thank you for watching this *final* edition of siouxland newsweek.we're happy to tell you that ev en though *this* show is going away... it will
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be replaced with a brand- new live weekendndnewscast, airing saturdays and sundays at ten... or a bit later depending on cbs sports coverage.the new shows will be anchored by a familiar face... jetske wauran will be behind the desk, joined by kayla novak doing the weather reports.those weekend shows premiere this saturday night... right after college football... so be sure to stick around.thanks for watchihi... we'll see you tomorrow. [ cameme shutters clicking ] >> announcer: the following is a paid presentation for keith urban's player guitar package. [ keith urban's "good thing"
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